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My friend who's 24 yrs old is having vascular calcification, and big lumps appeared on her elbows, she had one removed but drs. Cant find the cause.?

My friend who's 24 yrs old is having vascular calcification, and big lumps appeared on her elbows, she had one removed but drs. Cant find the cause.?

Inherited disorder: Familial hypercholesterolemia, an inherited disease of elevated LDL "bad" cholesterol causes early atherosclerosis resulting in vascular calcifications in the arterial wall plaques (lesions). Fatty deposits in the skin called xanthoma are found around the eyes, elbows, knees & other joints. Read more about this at http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001429/. Get a good endocrinologist. ...Read more

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What could cilateral vascular calcification seen on mammogram mean?

What could cilateral vascular calcification seen on mammogram mean?

Vascular: Calcifications on a mammogram are benign in terms of breast cancer detection. However, in a young woman, it could be a sign of diabetes or other condition causing early atherosclerosis. Talk to your doctor about it. ...Read more

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Are there specific symptoms from renal vascular calcification in bilateral kidneys.

Are there specific symptoms from renal vascular calcification in bilateral kidneys.

No, usually...: Seeing renal vascular calcification is not uncommon and usually an incidental finding on imaging studies for other causes such as hematuria, kidney infection, stones, etc.. Of course, such patient needs to look into if having similar calcification in other arteries like aorta, since it is merely a part of systemic vascular disease. Besides, kidney function and size have to be watched and.... ...Read more

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Generally speaking, is vascular calcification behind both ankles in an elderly person of any potential importance?

Generally speaking, is vascular calcification behind both ankles in an elderly person of any potential importance?

Occur with age: Calcium deposits in the walls of the arteries contribute to the narrowing and stiffness. The effects of these deposits may be seen on ordinary X-rays. Vascular calcifications are age related changes which happen in arteries as we get older. Basically calcium is deposited around the vascular system. These calcifications may be in heart, aorta, etc. They can be related to cardiovascular disease. ...Read more

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What is defined as vascular calcification in the abdominal aorta?

What is defined as vascular calcification in the abdominal aorta?

Hardening of the art: It's evidence of arteriosclerosis - "hardening of the arteries.". ...Read more

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Should be concerned about Atherosclerotic vascular calcification and Mild cardiomegaly in a scan?

Should be concerned about Atherosclerotic vascular calcification and Mild cardiomegaly in a scan?

Yes: These are worrisome conditions in a 28 year old. Some calcification is to be expected because we are Americans and eat too much dairy but cardiomegaly is not expected. I would suggest you establish with a health care professional for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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What is atherosclerotic vascular calcification? I have a cyst behind my left knee that is 2c by 2c by 5c.

What is atherosclerotic vascular calcification? I have a cyst behind my left knee that is 2c by 2c by 5c.

Atherosclerosis: Atherosclerosis is buildup of cholesterol and fatty plaque in the blood vessel. However it is not necessarily related to a patient's weight and can occur even in very thin individuals. This buildup can get calcium deposited in it as well, which makes it stiff, hence the term "hardening of the arteries". The cyst behind your knee sounds like it may be a separate issue, called a "baker's cyst". We get these cysts behind our knees for no apparent reason. They swell and sometimes can rupture. They often however cause no problem. They are usually identified on an ultrasound study. If you had worsening pain, redness, leg pain, or new symptoms then it would need to be immediately evaluated. ...Read more

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I recently fell and needed an X-ray on my left knee. They incidentally found vascular calcification on the xray. Is it unusal to find it on xray?

I recently fell and needed an X-ray on my left knee. They incidentally found vascular calcification on the xray. Is it unusal to find it on xray?

No.: Vascular calcification is often seen on xray as you get older. You are a bit young to have this noted at your knee level and it may indicate that you have a predisposition to vascular disease. I would discuss this with your doc to see if further studies are warranted. ...Read more

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I had an X-ray of the spine and it indicated vascular calcification. I am also in stage 2 of chronic kidney failure. What does this mean for me and should I be concerned? I am 66 years old.

I had an X-ray of the spine and it indicated vascular calcification. I am also in stage 2 of chronic kidney failure. What does this mean for me and should I be concerned? I am 66 years old.

Vessel calcification: If you have calcification (c) of your arteries, you should see a physician to be tested for more advanced chronic kidney disease as well as being evaluated for diabetes and high cholesterol levels. Depending on the results of your examination, more tests may need to diagnose if you have peripheral arterial disease (pad). If you have pad, you may have disease the arteries in your heart and brain. ...Read more

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Is Atherosclerotic vascular calcification found on a CT scan dangerous? Is there way to reserve it with lifestyle changes or with medication?

Is Atherosclerotic vascular calcification found on a CT scan dangerous? Is there way to reserve it with lifestyle changes or with medication?

The findings on: His CT scan are best discussed with you by his ordering physician. We neither know the complete clinical picture that resulted in this CT scan or the actual findings for the "calcification" as you described it. ...Read more

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44yo healthy male, 25bmi, Cho 199 HDL80, bp130/85, GFR 93 Had a lumbar x-ray, report said "Some vascular calcification" FHx CHD mom's side, worrisome?

44yo healthy male, 25bmi, Cho 199 HDL80, bp130/85, GFR 93 Had a lumbar x-ray, report said "Some vascular calcification" FHx CHD mom's side, worrisome?

Calcification: This is a sign of inflammatory atherosclerosisAnd likely reflects you'll following in mother's footsteps. Talk to a physician in regards to changes in lifestyle (diet, exercise, substance use) and to access prescribable medicines that can in combination helped to significantly slow down the rate of progression and possibly induce partial regression ...Read more

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Can you tell me what vascular calcification in the aorta and iliac vessels and pelvicaliectasis bilaterally mean?

Can you tell me what vascular calcification in the aorta and iliac vessels and pelvicaliectasis bilaterally mean?

Vascular calcificati: It is depsoition of calcium in the blood vessels. It is an aging process. You are at risk for progression of blocks and obstruction of blood flow/peripheral arterial disease. ...Read more

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I don't have a left ovary but CT said dermoid tumor or vascular calcification w/possibility of aggressive lesion. Please explain.?

I don't have a left ovary but CT said dermoid tumor or vascular calcification w/possibility of aggressive lesion. Please explain.?

Need information: If it is dermoid cysts of ovary, you are born with it, is there all your life. It contain embryonal elements skin, bone, teeth hair, etc the reason for confusion and majority are benign, if you have children, sonogram might have detected. Speak to your gyn doctor, get it removed, will make your mind at ease. ...Read more

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Explain Findings- right extrarenal pelvis of normal variant, free fluid & multiple vascular calcification's in pelvis, simple right renal cyst <1.0cm.

Explain Findings- right extrarenal pelvis of normal variant, free fluid & multiple vascular calcification's in pelvis, simple right renal cyst <1.0cm.

Normal stuff: Extra renal pelvis is a normal finding in many people where renal pelvis is outside the kidney tissue. NBD no big deal. Free fluid is common in women who menstruated and maybe a cyst ruptured for example. Stones in veins in pelvis happen to all ...Read more

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CT showed mild cardiomegaly and Atherosclerotic vascular calcification but echocardiogram showed no issues. Should I consult a cardiologist?

Symptoms?: Are you having symptoms? If yes then it would be worthwhile to obtain a cardiac evaluation. If you are not having chest pain, shortness of breath, palpitations or exertional restriction, your primary health care provider can most likely manage your issues. Sounds like you would benefit from life style modification to reduce cholesterol and lipids and monitor blood pressure. Stop smoking if you do. ...Read more

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My abdominal X-ray showed vascular calcification's in the pelvic area. Does that sound serious?

My abdominal X-ray showed vascular calcification's in the pelvic area. Does that sound serious?

Benign or PAD: Vascular calcifications may be benign or malignant. The calcifications may be related to peripheral arterial disease. I would suggest a initial diagnostic lower body arteriography. Sometimes vascular calcifications may be related to benign aging process. As we age, our arteries start to stiffin with fibrin and calcium deposits. This may lead to older onset hypertension and erectile dysfunction. ...Read more

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US shows Multinodular thyroid (.6 cm, . 4 cm)goiter but predominate solid nodule is 3.2cm has new calcific and increased vascularity what does this mean?

Needs further workup: Any nodule over 1cm should undergo at the very minimum a fine needle aspiration biopsy. A recommendation may also be made to bypass the needle biopsy and proceed to thyroidectomy given the new calcifications which place the nodule in a higher risk category. Discuss these and other options with your primary care physician and/or specialist. ...Read more